SEATTLE, Washington (September 2, 2014) Mental Itch Music Group LLC welcomed Clear the Chaos to its steadily growing roster of talented artists.

“Three years ago, these young men wanted to play Louie G’s. At that time they were called Just Cuz and played cover music. I suggested to them to write original music and a name change… they are now Clear The Chaos… and rock all original music. One of the hardest working young band I’ve seen and heard in awhile. The music they write is nothing more then brilliant… thunderous rhythm …ripping guitars…and lyrics with a story Hollywood would enjoy. They make me proud.” Louie Galarza, Founder/CEO Mental Itch Music Group

It was no surprise to fans when Clear the Chaos won the 2013 Meeker Days Battle of the Bands with an amazing performance that included a cymbal stand crashing to the stage and a broken guitar strap during the final number. Having spent the last year shredding Pacific Northwest venues with their unique fusion of intricate melodies and crunching rhythm, nothing phases this powerhouse band. Formed in 2010 as the rock cover band “Just Cuz”, the teenagers learned the business of music the hard way, playing parties, all age venues, open-mic nights, and even busking. Confident in their abilities they emerged renamed and reinvented in 2012, dropping cover songs in favor of an all-original set list.

Now free to follow their passion wherever it leads, CTC has found its natural groove, integrating powerful alternative rock themes and classical roots to create the distinctive sound that snared them an invitation, from
Louie Galarza to open the 2013 DreamFest Music Festival at Louie G’s in Fife. With their debut album, Brothers & Sisters, which dropped on March 22 of 2014 at a release show for more than 450 rocking fans, CTC is ready to take their show to the next level. The band members all agree that recording the album was a great experience, but playing live will always be their focus. “The energy that flows between the crowd and the band during a live show is incredible. It
fulfills us and encourages us to give even more in return.” “We’ve done the work, now it’s time to go out and get our swagger on,” says the bands drummer Braden Merod. “We poured ourselves fully into recording the album and now look forward to getting all the “feels” like when we play live!” With an invitation to play the 2014 Seattle Hempfest for the first time this year, the band is well on their
way to doing just that and so much more.

Clear the Chaos is:

Dalton Rouse-Lead Vocals/Guitar
Adam Masucci-Guitar/Vocals
Kirk Fitzroy-Bass/Vocals
Braden Merod-Drums

You can learn more about Clear the Chaos at these sites:


About Mental Itch Music Group:

Mental Itch Music Group is an independent record label founded in 2012 by Louis Galarza (Louie G) and Amy Taylor. After years of working together promoting shows and helping to develop artists, they realized their unique talents and experience was a perfect match to do something very special and unique. And thus…Mental Itch Music Group was born.

Artist development, distribution, sponsorship and building brand awareness are all cornerstones of the Mental Itch philosophy. Combining these powerful forces with both ‘old school’ and ‘out of the box thinking’ is what provides the fuel and the fire for this one-of-a-kind record label. Over the last year Mental Itch has made amazing progress by supporting and signing some of the top talent in the Northwest. With their diverse roster
of artists, marketing experience and overall passion, Mental Itch is making a fast play to become one of the most influential labels on the West Coast.




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

Tags assigned to this article:
SeattleSeattle Music News